Hi. I’m Diana Kimpton – author of more than 40 books for children and a much smaller number for adults.
I started the original Word Pool website in 1999 to increase the profile of UK children’s books. I decided to concentrate on non-fiction books and to divide the reviews by topic, rather than age group. That site rapidly grew in popularity and from it my husband, Steve, and myself developed a flourishing web design business that concentrated on creating book-related websites. We have loved running it – it’s brought us in contact with so many interesting people.
Now Steve and I have decided to retire, we’ll be handing The Word Pool and the wordpool.co.uk domain over to new owners. To make sure all those reviews don’t get lost, I’ve created a new home for them here. I hope you find them useful. Many of the books are no longer available new, but they are well worth searching out secondhand or in libraries.
Of course, I’m only retiring from web design. I’ll still be writing because that isn’t just a job – it’s part of who I am. If you want to know more about my books or you want to contact me, please visit my author website.